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Biographical entry Cornforth, Rita (1915 - 2012)

Lady

Born
1915
Died
6 November 2012
Occupation
Chemist
Alternative Names
  • Harradence, Rita (Birth name)

Summary

Lady Rita Cornforth was a chemist and the wife of Nobel Prize recipient Sir John Warcup Cornforth. They collaborated on a total of 41 papers that focused on enzyme stereochemistry.

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Events

1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Sydney
1937
Education - Master of Science (MSc), The University of Sydney
1939 - 1941
Education - 1851 Exhibition Scholarship to study at Oxford, England
1941
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil), Oxford, England

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Sir John Cornforth interviewed by Ann Turner for the Australians of the year oral history project [sound recording], 1995, ORAL TRC 3288; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

See also

  • Veitch, Harriet, 'Australian chemist who won Nobel Prize', The Age, 21 December 2013, p. 20. Details

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